GenerationS announced the first winners of the federal GenerationS Innovation Award 2023
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29 June 2023

GenerationS announced the first winners of the federal GenerationS Innovation Award 2023

On 27 June, the official ceremony for the GenerationS Innovation Award 2023 (GIA) celebrated the most successful cases of implementing innovation within corporations. The award was organized by GenerationS — a corporate innovation platform and the largest corporate accelerator in Russia — with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

One of the main aims of the award is to analyze and assess cases regarding the development of innovative products. In this period of economic turbulence, it is especially important to help businesses implement technological solutions that are required for working on the country’s priorities.

Ekaterina Petrova, Director of GenerationS corporate innovation platform: "Large corporations are becoming the key platform for developing and implementing Russian technologies. In addition, the geopolitical situation and the difficulties in entering foreign markets make it ever more important to work with internal corporate innovations. Technology is a key component in building a strong, robust and client-focused business. GenerationS sees the organization of its own corporate innovation award as not only an opportunity to celebrate best practices but also to look deep into the market, understand trends and moods and how companies from different industries are changing their approach to working with innovation. Our goal is to collect open information, which will become the basis for the first Russian corporate innovation research and, in addition to interesting cases and useful analytics, will show measurable results of companies' innovation activities".

First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Vasily Osmakov: “The innovation activities of companies are of key importance in successfully resolving the tasks of import substitution and ensuring technological sovereignty. The GIA Award is just the ideal event to showcase the very best practices and projects. This is also an additional opportunity for the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to pay more attention to promising niches, products and directions in the sphere of innovations".

Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Kolesnikov: "Innovations are the driving force of economic development. This is why promoting technology entrepreneurship is an important task that GIA aims to realize. Investors can find out about new promising projects. These platforms help to improve cooperation between participants. This results in a growing ecosystem that fosters the emergence of new startups and accelerates the development of existing ones."

Entrants included medium and large Russian companies with an annual turnover of at least RUB 800 million and more than 250 employees that have proven cases of working with the open innovation model and have measurable results. In total, more than 200 applications were received from leaders in key industries. The winners were selected in six key areas: innovative company of the year, collaboration of the year, internal innovation of the year, innovator of the year, innovative team of the year, import substitution of the year:

Innovative company of the year:

Rosatom State Corporation.

Import substitution of the year:

PJSC Aeroflot;

PSK Pharma LLC (part of Rus Biopharm Group).

Internal innovation of the year:

PJSC Sberbank;

Gazprom Neft PJSC.

Innovative team of the year:

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel;


Collaboration of the year:


PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works.

Innovator of the year:

Evgeny Nesterov, General Director, JSC Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems;

Dmitry Kurin, Director of Innovations and Investments, PJSC MTS.

Special nominations were provided for those whose cases fell outside the criteria but that showed effective results responding to today’s challenges:

Social innovation:

JSC Research and Production Corporation "Precision Instrumentation Systems".

Change agent:

Lenta LLC.

Engine of innovation:

OJSC Russian Railways.

Leader in public sector digitalization:

Moscow City Duma.

Energy of Innovation:

Ekaterina Solovieva, Head of the Innovation Office, ALFA-BANK JSC.

Power of cooperation:

AK ALROSA (PJSC) / JSC Corporation Roskhimzaschita.

The Future of Innovation:

Dmitry Zorin, Reliability and Development Engineer, Liquor Regeneration and Lime Production Shop, JSC Mondi Syktyvkar LPC.

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